Cason & Associates provides science-based management services for your pond. We believe an integrated approach to pond management is the most effective means of solving most pond problems. We have observed that reliance on only one technique, such as repeated algaecide applications, may actually lead to worse problems.
Science-based management means collecting data to scientifically analyze your pond’s problems and designing an appropriate management strategy based on the results. An integrated management approach means using physical, chemical and biological methods to address a pond’s problems. Physical methods might include redirecting surface runoff to limit nutrient inputs, aerating to improve oxygen concentrations, or applying dyes to limit light penetration, thereby reducing weed growth. Chemical methods may include application of algaecides and herbicides to kill weeds and algae, or application of polymers to tie up the phosphorus that contributes to weed and algae growth. Biological methods include applications of beneficial bacteria and enzymes to digest muck and tie up nutrients, or planting aquatic plants and buffer strips to prevent erosion.
Our Pond Assistance Program is for the do-it-yourself pond owner. Upon request, one of our biologists will deliver the products that you need to manage your pond, instruct you in their proper use and answer any questions that you may have.
Our “On Call” Pond Management Program is a contracted service that allows the customer to request specific pond management services, such as weed and algae treatments, as they are needed. A biologist or technician will typically be able to perform the requested service within five business days.
Our Integrated Pond Management Program is a contracted service with regularly scheduled treatment intervals. Services may include application of nutrient management products, dye, algaecides, herbicides, muck-digesting bacteria, and maintenance of aeration systems and fountains.
An on-site pond management consultation is a great place to start to determine the appropriate management program for your individual needs. Please give us a call for more information.